Sermon – Election – 1796, New Hampshire

William Frederick Rowland (d. 1843) graduated from Dartmouth in 1784. He was the pastor of the First Church in Exeter, NH beginning in 1790. This sermon was preached by Rowland in New Hampshire on June 2, 1796. A S E R M O N, DELIVERED IN PRESENCE OF HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN, Esquire GOVERNOR, [...]

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Samuel F.B. Morse – “What Hath God Wrought!”

Samuel Finley Breese (F.B.) Morse (1791-1872) is best remembered for being the inventor of the American telegraph system and the Morse Code alphabet which is still widely used today. It was his development and perfection of an instantaneous method of electronic communication over long distances which contributed to the rapid expansion of the West during the [...]

By | 2018-06-01T05:50:59+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sermon – Church and Country – 1891

This address was given by a Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, William Stevens Perry (1832-1898), on May 19, 1891. THE CHURCH AND THE COUNTRY.  FROM THE ADDRESS TO THE CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF IOWA, MAY 19, 1891, BY WILLIAM STEVENS PERRY, BISHOP. Most gratifying to me and most encouraging are the evidences apparent [...]

By | 2018-05-24T07:15:46+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Election – 1830, Connecticut

The following election sermon was preached by Charles Boardman in New Haven, CT on May 5, 1830. THE DUTIES AND EMBARRASSMENTS OF RULERS. A SERMON, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION IN NEW-HAVEN, MAY 5, 1830. BY CHARLES A. BOARDMAN, Pastor of the Third Congregational Church in New-Haven. [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:27:45+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Fasting – 1799

This is a fast sermon preached by Eliphalet Gillet (1768-1848) in Hallowell, Maine on April 25, 1799. This national fast day was proclaimed by President John Adams. The text of the sermon has been updated to reflect modern spelling and grammar. A Discourse, Delivered at Hallowell, April 25th, 1799. Being The Day Appointed By The [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:26:05+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Proclamation – Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – 1789, Connecticut

This is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Samuel Huntington, Esquire (signer of the Declaration of Independence), while he was serving as Governor of Connecticut. The proclamation was issued on March 28, 1789, declaring April 22, 1789 as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer.   [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:26:13+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Fasting Proclamations, Library|0 Comments

Proclamation – Fasting – 1870

William Claflin (1818-1905) was governor of Massachusetts from 1869-1872. Here is his proclamation for a statewide day of fasting and prayer for April 7, 1870. Notice the mention he makes of "The request of a few that this custom [of issuing proclamations] be discontinued..." Commonwealth of Massachusetts By His Excellency William Claflin, Governor: A Proclamation [...]

By | 2018-04-20T08:03:07+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Fasting Proclamations, Library|0 Comments

Women Heroes

Courageous Women During the American Revolution March is Women's History Month, but the contributions of women to the Revolution are often neglected today. Many women demonstrated exemplary courage during this time. Here are a few examples. In April, 1777, a large British force arrived in Fairfield, Connecticut. Marching through nearby Danbury, they searched for American [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:26:34+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

Abigail Adams’ Letter

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) was the second of three daughters born to a well-respected family, her father being a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts. [1] Due to her poor health in her early life Abigail had no formal education. [2] In fact, at a time when female education was “neglected” and it had become “fashionable…to ridicule [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:27:31+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments